Is my 5.1 Surround Sound System Configured Wrong??
Hi guys! First off thanks again for having me in this forum, I'm somewhat of a n00b when it comes to this stuff so thank you in advance for the advice and help, with all this free time on my hands I'm looking for ways to tweak and improve my home surround sound speaker setup. I currently have a 5.1 surround sound system consisting of:
-5 x B&W M-1 speakers (left/right/center/rear left/rear right)
-1 x B&W ASW 700 subwoofer
- Sunfire Ultimate Receiver
I'm not sure if I have the rear speakers plugged in to the correct outputs on my receiver. The Ultimate Receiver is a 7.1 receiver and on the back for speaker outputs it has center, left, right, and then "right surround" and "left surround" and also "right surround back" and "left surround back". I have 2 of these B&W M1 speakers positioned in the rear left and rear right side of my living room so I wired them in the "right surround back" and "left surround back" outputs on the receiver and could not get a signal after trying several 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound tests on youtube, but when I plugged them into "right surround" and "left surround" outputs they worked fine. Is this the wrong output though? I just figured because they are physically in the back of the room they should be plugged into the "right surround back" and "left surround back" outputs on the receiver. If anyone can help would be greatly appreciated.
Also unrelated, I know this probably not the best method but I used a simple measuring tape for distance calibration on the Sunfire Ultimate Receiver menu/setup screen and I just changed my subwoofer crossover to 100hz, it was at 80hz before. Should I use software and a mic or do anything else? I used to have Audyssey with a cheaper receiver and def tech speakers before this and calibration literally changed everything for the better. Hoping to dial this system in to near perfection if possible.
Sunfire Ultimate Receiver
B&W 5.1 M-1